#Psychology

The Science And Psychology Behind Why We Can't Resist Snacks

Sophie Morgan | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Morgan

I watched as a potato was dropped onto the production line and just 14 minutes later it emerged as a bag of crisps. It was still warm! And they take a picture of every single crisp before it goes into the bags. Any crisp that isn't perfect is removed. This is an industry that has perfected the art of making us come back for more.

Your Psychology Is Costing You Money: Here's How To Fight Back

Thomas Church | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

We need to be critical of our feelings and especially what we imagine them to be in the future, in the context of buying things. Most money saving experts talk about cutting down to save money. They fail to understand why we want it in the first place.

Suicide Study: Another Reasons To Ban Precarious Employment?

Anne Payne | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Anne Payne

Suicide is now the leading cause of death in adults under 50 in England, and the main cause of death among young people aged 20-34 across the UK and I...

Exercising Can Protect The Brain From Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech

The evidence is clear, exercising can actually protect the human brain from Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Alzheimer’s is the most...

No Bigger Compliment: When People Praise Your Children's Behaviour

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Parents

However much you love your children, parenting can sometimes feel like a bit of a slog - so it’s lovely when people compliment your kids’ kindness...

It's a myth that humans' sense of smell is inferior to that of other animals – here's why

The Conversation UK | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Conventional wisdom has it that humans have a poorer sense of smell than most other animals. Sure, we can smell - most of us appreciate the aroma of our morning coffee or a delightful fragrance, and we're able to detect burning toast or a gas leak. But we have nonetheless long been thought to be relative weaklings in the animal kingdom's league of olfactory excellence, which puts dogs and rodents near the top.

Surviving Or Thriving - Mental Health Awareness Week

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

All too often life can feel like a competition to see who is the busiest. Our lives are filled with rushing, stress, anxiety and exhaustion. It's all about just getting through each day, ignoring tiredness and powering through. We're less in tune with our bodies and minds and there's little time left over to simply 'be'.

Parenting: Have You Taken On The Wrong Job Description?

Michelle McHale | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle McHale

We can't protect our children from sadness any more than we can from joy. If we can love our children through all their moods, free of anxiety and responsibility-weary guilt, maybe we can become powerful models of self-acceptance and trust.

Do Watching These Videos Make You Feel Sick? Here's Why

The Conversation UK | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

People often have a physical response to watching others in peril, even though they themselves are in no physical danger. There are various reasons why your body responds like this in the absence of any real threat.

The Power Of Listening

Alice Haddon | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Haddon

'The richness of life doesn't lie in the loudness and the beat, but in the timbres and the variations that you can discern if you simply pay attention...

Five Psychological Tricks To Get More Happiness From Your Money

Thomas Church | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

More money does not always bring more happiness. We know that. So how do you get more happiness from the money you do have?

I Am So Sick Of The Mind Games In Dating

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

I'll put my hands up and say I am the first person to be strategic when it comes to communicating with new people. I do not disclose all things about myself because I have a lot of layers and I want you to earn the depths of me.

The Surprising Ways We Can Bolster Our Kids' Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents

Our children can feel overwhelmed by the pressure to perform, excel, keep up, whether that’s striving for an A* in every test and exam or responding...

Hello World! Why It's Good To Regularly Unplug

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

I love technology and social media. I love its ability to connect people and share information. To help me find my way (I have no sense of direction), to check a fact or find out where I've seen someone before, but I do sometimes have a yearning for the days when we weren't quite so in touch.

Your Genes Could Be Responsible For Your Social Media Obsession

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech

Next time your parents tell you off for scrolling through Facebook during dinner, you might want to remind them it is actually their fault. This is ...

Why Children Are So Captivated By Play

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents

Playing is what children do naturally - and what we should encourage them to do at every opportunity. “Children have an innate need to play; it’s ...

Facebook, Twitter And YouTube Branded A 'Disgrace' By MPs For Not Tackling Online Hate

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Politics

Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants have been branded a “disgrace” by MPs for failing to crack down on the distribution of terror recr...

Oxford Uni Apologises After It Was Accused Of Calling People With Autism 'Racist'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University has apologised after it was accused of suggesting that people with autism are “racist”. The university sparked controversy earl...

The Themes That Run Our Life

Becky Walsh | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

Have you ever done that exercise, the one where someone asks you to look around the room and spot all the things of a certain colour? Such as, spot everything 'red' and then the person asks you what blue things you saw. It's a cute little exercise to prove the point that we see what we want to see.

Love Your Work Colleagues: 10 Ways To Find Common Ground

Jen Barton | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While lots of us dream of finding the right job - one that gets us excited about going to work each day, challenges us to perform above and beyond and...

Creative Play: How To Stimulate Little Imaginations In A BIG Way!

Debbie Hulme | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents
Debbie Hulme

You may have heard the term creative play and wondered why exactly it's deemed so important. Creative play, in which children use their imagination rather than direct instructions, has a key role in many aspects of development.

Power Snapping: The Psychology Of The Brexit Election

Karen Woodall | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Politics
Karen Woodall

Ms May as our mother figure has given us the power to decide, she has made it clear it is our responsibility not hers. On a psychological level it is a master stroke leaving us with the decisions to make not her. The ball is now in our court, what we do next will affect generations to come.

Prince Harry Discusses 'Total Chaos' Of Losing His Mother For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK

Prince Harry has talked publicly for the first time about the mental health struggles he faced following his mother’s death in the hope it will help...

It's National Humour Month - What Makes Laughter The Best Medicine?

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

The saying goes that laughter is the best medicine and there's no denying the fact that our spirits lift when we smile or laugh. But why exactly is it so therapeutic and what can we do to make sure humour remains a constant component of our everyday lives?

How To Teach Your Children To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents

As parents, all we want for our children is for them to grow up happy. Compared to this one ultimate goal, others pale into insignificance. It doesn...